Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

CHESTER COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAMERS

1961 WCU Men's Soccer
1961 WCU Men's Soccer Team: NCAA Division One National Champions
Class of 2011
West Chester University's men's soccer squad captured the NCAA championship in the fall season of 1961 by shutting out two-time defending national champ St. Louis University on its home field. The Golden Rams recorded six shutouts in all during the championship campaign. - LEARN MORE

1970 Avon Grove High School Boys Basketball: State Championship Team
Special Recognition 2015
The Chester County Sports Hall of Fame will honor the 1970 Avon Grove High School Boys Basketball State Champion Team with special recognition at the November 14th banquet. The Avon Grove team was the first high school team to win a state title in Chester County beating the Mansfield High team of Tom McMillan. - LEARN MORE

1985 Bishop Shanahan Boys Basketball Team: State Champions
Special Recognition 2017
The 1985 Bishop Shanahan Boys Basketball Team began their season by beating Downingtown 69-43. They won their next two games before playing a good Malvern Prep team and lost 51-47. They bounced back in the next game and beat Chichester 60-55. Then they ran into a really good Lancaster Catholic team and lost 54-48. - LEARN MORE

1994 Coatesville Girls Basketball Team: State Champions
Special Recognition 2016
The 1994 Coatesville Girls Basketball team opened their season with a 90 to 22 drubbing of Norristown and never looked back on their way to a 29 and 1 record and the first State Basketball championship in school history. - LEARN MORE

Harry ‘The Horse’ Anderson
Harry "The Horse" Anderson: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

Anderson pitched and played outfield for West Chester State Teachers College before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies (1953) and playing left field. He played in 484 career games with the Phillies and Cincinnati Reds(1957-1960). He is a member of the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame. LEARN MORE

John Allen: Basketball
Class of 2017
John Allen is the all-time leading scorer in the storied history of Coatesville High School basketball, with 2,372 points. His senior year, Allen averaged 26 points per game and led Coatesville to the Pennsylvania State AAAA title. He capped his outstanding high school career by receiving numerous honors. - LEARN MORE

Henry Clay “Ted” Baldwin: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018
Chadds Ford native Henry Clay “Ted” Baldwin spent eight active seasons in professional baseball from 1914 to 1929. Baldwin appeared in six games in a short run as an infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1927, hitting for a .313 average with 5 hits in 16 at-bats. This was his only chance in the major leagues. - LEARN MORE

Jerry Bannan: NBA and ABA Referee
Class of 2011
Bannan was an all-around great athlete. Jerry played and excelled in many sports including football, basketball, and baseball. In the early 1950s, he excelled in basketball, graduating from St. Agnes. Bannan played semi-pro football for the Kennett Square Tuffies. - LEARN MORE

Barbaro: 2006 Kentucky Derby Winner
Class of 2008 Special Recognition to Owners Gretchen & Roy Jackson
Although the magnificent Barbaro advanced Chester County's impressive showing on horse racing's biggest stage, it was a tragedy that transformed the colt form local hero status to international recognition as he battled for his life. - LEARN MORE

Kate Barber: Olypmpic Field Hockey
Class of 2010
Before 2008, Unionville High School graduate Kate Barber had already established herself as a world-class athlete and the face of United States Field Hockey. Had her athletic career ended then – and it nearly did – she still would have had plenty of things to be proud about. - LEARN MORE

Nick Basca: Professional Football
Class of 2010
The word “hero” is tossed around a lot in the athletic world, often times without merit. But if there ever was a heroic athlete, it was Michael “Nick” Basca, a dynamic football star who ended up giving his life for his country. - LEARN MORE

Horace A. Beale Jr.: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017
Horace A. Beale Jr. (1827-1897) was the owner and president of the Parkesburg Iron Works and the major sports promoter in Chester County in the early 1900’s. He started his athletic career driving harness horses and then turned to racing cars and trapshooting. He had a race track in Parkesburg for both horses and automobiles. - LEARN MORE

Walter Beaver: Trapshooting
Historical Class of 2017
Walter Beaver, of Berwyn PA, (1897-1957) was one of the greatest trapshooters in state history, was elected to the Pennsylvania Trap-shooting Hall of Fame in 1988 and elected into the ATA Hall of Fame in 1974. - LEARN MORE

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Howie Bedell: Professional Baseball Player & Manager
Class of 2009

Bedell had an early taste of success as a member of Ed Good's legendary Pottstown High baseball program, which gained national exposure with a 48-game winning streak in the early days of the Ches-Mont League. The Trojans' run was finally stopped on May 11, 1954 by West Chester High. LEARN MORE

Leon Bell: Basketball
Class of 2015

Leon Bell began his sports career playing basketball in the West Chester School District in 1967 at North Junior High School. He continued at Henderson High School from 1968-1970 under the coaching of Jack McClellan. Bell’s basketball ability became evident as he played varsity basketball for three years. LEARN MORE

Hank Bernat: Football
Class of 2015

Hank Bernat is a locally recognized, highly decorated high school football coach. He was an assistant football coach with Lew Buckwalter from 1955-1959 at Owen J. Roberts as well as varsity basketball coach for five years. Hank was Head Football Coach at Owen J. Roberts from 1960 to 1990. LEARN MORE

Joseph Emley Borden
Joseph Emley Borden: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

Joseph Emley Borden, (1854 –1929), aka Joe Josephs, nicknamed "Josephus the Phenomenal", was a starting pitcher in professional baseball for two seasons.
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Bob Boyer: Athletic Director
Class of 2010

Bob Boyer’s life has always been about winning, both on the field and behind the scenes. A three-sport letter winner in baseball, basketball and soccer at West Chester State College, then a Division I program, Boyer experienced the ultimate for an athlete when the 1961 soccer team won the national championship. LEARN MORE


The Brandywine Baseball Club
Brandywine Baseball Club: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

Around 1860 a group of players from West Chester began playing under the Brandywine name. In 1865, under the leadership of Civil War veteran and West Chester photographer Thomas W. Taylor and William B. Waddell, Esq., the Brandywine AA was formally organized. LEARN MORE

George Bratcher

George Bratcher: Football / Basketball
Class of 2011

An All-State football player and basketball star at West Chester High, Bratcher went on to stardom at Delaware State and later played professionally in the Canadian Football League... LEARN MORE...


Al Bruno
Al Bruno: All American & Professional Football Star
Class of 2008

It would be difficult to find a home-grown figure more worthy of induction into the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame than Albert P. Bruno. Born in West Chester in 1927, Bruno was rasied in a demanding, working-class household where discipline and sacrifice would play key roles in both his childhood and spectacular athletic career. LEARN MORE

Nick Bruno
Nick Bruno: Football
Class of 2010

West Chester sports star Nicholas F. Bruno served his country with the 955 Field Artillery Battalion during World War II, soldiering in Europe and participating in the Battle of the Bulge. When he came home, his leadership skills on the battlefield and the football field served him well. LEARN MORE

The Burton Family

The Burton Family: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

The Kennett Square’s Burton Barber Shop was founded in 1892. The shop is a shrine to local sports history featuring memorabilia celebrating local professional baseball standouts like Herb Pennock (CCSHOF Class of 2008) and Curt Schilling (CCSHOF Class of 2009). LEARN MORE


Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne: Coach / Athletic Director
Class of 2012

An All-Conference performer for the West Chester University football squad, Byrne was a coach and administrator in West Chester for over 40 years. He was West Chester East’s first football coach and later athletic director.
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Thomas “Jake” Cauller
Thomas "Jake"Cauller: Basketball
Historical Class of 2018

Thomas “Jake” Cauller was raised in Coatesville and graduated from Scott Sr. High School in 1956. While in high school, he was a very good basketball player but after graduating, he played softball for the Presbyterian church in Coatesville. He was a position player, not a pitcher. LEARN MORE

Ellsworth ‘Ellsy’ Chandler
Ellsworth "Ellsy" Chandler: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

Chandler was an outstnding catcher who played for several teams in the West Chester Adult Baseball League most notably for the Red Men and Trans-Materials. LEARN MORE

Paul Chenger: Baseball
Class of 2015

Paul Chenger began his illustrious baseball career on the playing fields of Coatesville. While in high school Paul was an outstanding three sport athlete. Baseball however was his passion. His sport of baseball became legendary, compiling a 17-5 record in his senior year and pitching a near no hitter in his last high school game. LEARN MORE

Charles “chic” Chiccino
Charles ‘Chic’ Chiccino: Football
Class of 2011

An All-Stater on the gridiron at Tredyffrin-Easttown High School, Chiccino was a standout at WCU and then a highly successful head football coach at Downingtown High..
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William Clinton

William Clinton: Swimmer
Class of 2012

A three-time state title holder (1947-49) in the 100 backstroke, the Coatesville native went on to become an All-American swimmer at Yale over a three year span and in five events.
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William Burling Cocks
William Burling Cocks: Steeplechase
Historical Class of 2018

William Burling Cocks was the nation's leading trainer of steeplechase horses five times between 1948 and 1986 and a member of thoroughbred racing's Hall of Fame.
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Eddie Collins, Jr.
Eddie Collins, Jr: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

The son of HOFer Eddie Collins, Junior played for Yale University and the Philadelphia Athletics (1939-41). Served as Phillies’ Assistant Director of the Farm System (1947-54) and Assistant Genral Manager (1954-55). Taught history at his alma mater, Episcopal Academy (1960-82). Married Jane Pennock, Herb Pennock’s daughter. LEARN MORE

Dr. Benedict E. Coren

Dr. Benedict E. Coren: Football
Historical Class of 2018

Dr. Benedict E. Coren was a 165-pound guard who played his position so well against many bigger opponents that he was honored many times during his collegiate football career by being named to All American and All Star teams.
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John Stewart “pop” Corkhill

John Stewart "pop " Corkhill: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

John Stewart "Pop" Corkhill was a professional baseball player who played for ten seasons in Major League Baseball. He was an outfielder who excelled on defense, winning five fielding titles in his career.
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Dan Cornwell

Dan Cornwell: Swimming
Historical Class of 2019

Excelled in swimming while a student at the Haverford School and Yale University, where he was on the All-American team. He became a competitive squash player after his collegiate career. LEARN MORE


Nakeya Crutchfield: Track & Field
Class of 2019
Nakeya Crutchfield graduated from Coatesville Area High School (1998) following an outstanding academic and athletic career. A member of the 1995 District I girl’s basketball championship team, track and field was her strength. - LEARN MORE

Bruce Davidson: Equestrian
Class of 2018
Bruce Davidson is one of Chester County’s most accomplished international equestrian competitors. His career began in 1971 when he joined the United States Equestrian Team. - LEARN MORE

Ben Davis
Ben Davis: Baseball
Class of 2015

Ben Davis burst onto the baseball scene in Chester County as a catcher for Malvern Prep, hitting .507 as a senior in 1995 with four doubles, seven triples, six home runs and 37 RBI. USA Today labeled him the best high school catcher since Dale Murphy in 1974 and named Davis their 1995 All-USA Today Player of the Year. LEARN MORE

Dick Delaney
Dick Delaney: Basketball Coach
Class of 2013

Dick coached Great Valley High School basketball from 1971-1976 where he was named the Ches-Mont Coach of the Year in 1973-74. He was Head Soccer Coach from 1970-1975 and chosen Southern Chester County League Coach of the Year in 1975. He then went to Philadelphia Textile and was Assistant Coach for Herb Magee. LEARN MORE

George “Lefty” Demko

George “Lefty” Demko: Football
Historical Class of 2018

George "Lefty" Demko of Catasauqua, Pa., entered the Marine Corps directly out of high school. He served in Korea where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. After his military service he attended West Chester State College on the G.I. Bill. He would play three years of football under the legendary Glenn Killinger. LEARN MORE


Stephen Dennis: Basketball
Class of 2018
Stephen Dennis played his high school basketball at B. Reed Henderson high school in West Chester. Stephen was a three-year varsity starter helping to lead his teams to three Ches-Mont League championships. - LEARN MORE

Rebecca Desmond
Rebecca Desmond: Tennis
Class of 2017

Rebecca “Becky” Desmond, retired teacher and coach in the Downingtown School District. Becky graduated from Kutztown State College in 1961. After moving to Downingtown, her love for tennis and her desire to help others learn to play, led her to apply for a coaching position. LEARN MORE

Charles DiMarco
Charles DiMarco: Softball
Class of 2013

Charles DiMarco was the most prolific home run hitter in the history of the West Chester Adult Softball League began his fast-pitch softball career in a much different fashion than most stars do. LEARN MORE

David Domsohn: Soccer
Class of 2018
David Domsohn is one of the most outstanding soccer players in Chester County history. He has been inducted into both the Coatesville Area Senior High School and Bucknell University Halls of Fame for his playing achievements in soccer. - LEARN MORE

Phil Donley
Phil Donley: Athletic Trainer
Class of 2014

Phil Donley graduated from West Virginia University in 1956 and from the D.T. Watson Therapy School in 1957 and earned a Masters Degree from West Virginia University in 1965. He is a retired Colonel U.S. Army Reserve and has served as Consultant to the Philadelphia Phillies for 10 years and the Philadelphia Eagles for 5 years. LEARN MORE

Robert Dorsey: Basketball
Class of 2019
Dorsey was an outstanding dual-sport athlete at Henderson High School in basketball and track & field. He captained the 1969 Ches-Mont championship team and was named to the league’s first-team, as well as receiving All-State honorable mention. - LEARN MORE

Art Douglas
Art Douglas: Broadcaster
Class of 2009

A 1950 graduate of Upper Darby High School, Douglas graduated from the Columbia School of Broadcasting before enlisting in the Army during the Korean conflict. Following his honorable discharge in 1955, he put down roots in Chester County and landed a job at WCOJ Radio in Coatesville. LEARN MORE

Walt Downing
Walt Downing: Football
Class of 2011

A football, track and wrestling star at Coatesville High, Downing was an All-American offensive lineman at the University of Michigan, later spent six seasons in the NFL and was a member of the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers in 1981. LEARN MORE

Gertie Dunn
Gertie Dunn: Baseball
Class of 2011

Also accomplished in basketball and golf, Dunn played in the All American Girls Professional League, starred in field hockey and lacrosse at WCU and was later named a national hall of famer in both.
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Carol Eckman

Carol Eckman: Womans Basketball Coach
Class of 2012

The head coach at WCU, Eckman was the dominant force in establishing the first national invitational women’s intercollegiate basketball tournament in 1969. She guided the Rams to an undefeated season and a national title that season. LEARN MORE


Dr. Clyde E. Ehinger / Ella Long Ehinger
Dr. Clyde E. Ehinger / Ella Long Ehinger: Education
Historical Class of 2017

Dr. Clyde E. Ehinger and his wife Ella Long Ehinger built the foundation for the Physical Education Department that has evolved in today’s College of Health Sciences at West Chester University. Early in the spring of 1890, Dr. George M. Phillips led a Normal School contingent to the Brooklyn Normal School of Physical Education. LEARN MORE

Walter Stew Ferrier

Walter "Stew " Ferrier: Athletic Director/Coach
Historical Class of 2019

Stew Ferrier taught physical education at Stetson Junior High and Henderson High School. He was the Athletic Director at East High school (1974-1986). He was an active official for 35 years in PIAA sports including football, baseball, and girls softball and volleyball. LEARN MORE


Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk: Professional Golfer
Class of 2008

Jim Furyk was born in West Chester on May 12, 1970. His early years were spent in the Pittsburgh suburbs learning the game of golf under the tutelage of his father, who was the head professional at Uniontown Country Club. LEARN MORE

Carl Gersbach
Carl Gersbach: Football
Class of 2014

Carl Gersbach is being nominated for his excellence in football on both the collegiate and professional levels. Carl started his collegiate football career as a scholarship player at Duke University before transferring to West Chester University. Carl was a star performer for the 1968 and 1969 WCU football teams. LEARN MORE

Kenneth Glah
Kenneth Glah: Triathlete
Class of 2016

Kenneth Glah is the 12th child in a family of 13. He is the youngest brother. Four of Ken's older brothers were runners, 3 serious runners. In the 6th grade, Ken competed with his older sister Rose in his first Jr. only National Championship in Houston, Texas, wearing a pair of jeans with running shorts and Chuck Taylor converse high top sneakers. LEARN MORE

Charles Graham

Charles Graham: Swimming
Historical Class of 2018

Charles Graham left an indelible mark on West Chester University as both a professor and head coach of six different sports from 1936 until his untimely death in 1951. Graham is perhaps most associated with the school’s swimming and diving program, which he began back in 1936. LEARN MORE


Alice Gray

Alice Gray: Golf
Historical Class of 2018

Alice Gray was born in Cambridge, Mass., Ms. Gray was the daughter of Jerome B. Gray, a noted advertising copywriter and founder of the Philadelphia firm Gray & Rogers, and Miriam A. Fertig Gray, a former nurse. LEARN MORE


Scott Gold
Scott Gold: Wrestling
Class of 2015

Scott Gold is one of the most successful high school wrestling coaches in Chester County, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. When he did not make the ninth grade basketball team at Warrior Run High School, Gold joined the wrestling team and began a life-long love for the sport. LEARN MORE

Mike Grady
Mike Grady: Major League Baseball
Class of 2010

For the most part, major league catchers are prized for their defense, rarely doubling as offensive threats. Mike Grady was not like most catchers. LEARN MORE

Scott Graham
Scott Graham: Baseball
Class of 2017

Scott Graham was a lifelong resident of West Chester, where he and CCSHOF member Jon Matlack were battery mates at West Chester High School. Though successful as a player in high school and college, an injury while playing in the West Chester Adult Baseball League in 1973 led Scott to ask Commissioner Frank Farley if he could finish out the season as an umpire. LEARN MORE

Dallas Green
Dallas Green: Phillies World Series Champion Manager
Class of 2008

Philadelphia has a reputation as being a hard-scrabble, no-nonsense, what-have-you-done-for-me-lately professional sports town. If we are to believe that, then there can be no doubt that its poster boy is George Dallas Green. LEARN MORE

Greg Greenday
Greg Greenday: Sport Writer
Class of 2011

The co-founder of the CCSHOF, Greenday was a longtime sports writer at the Delaware County Daily Times and sports editor of the Daily Local News. Greenday passed away suddenly in 2010. LEARN MORE

Theresa Shank Grentz
Theresa Shank Grentz: Basketball
Class of 2014

Theresa Shank Grentz is one of Chester County’s greatest women’s basketball players. While an undergraduate at Immaculata College she led the Mighty Macs to an unprecedented three consecutive AIAW national championships, and the first undefeated season, including post-season play, by a college team. LEARN MORE

Vonnie Gros
Vonnie Gros: Field Hockey
Class of 2010

Few superlatives or awards could explain the impact that the former West Chester University field hockey coach has had on the sport to which she devoted much of her life, but an induction into the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame is certainly a start. LEARN MORE

Richard “Rip” Hamilton
Rip Hamilton: NBA Detroit Pistons Star
Class of 2008

Richard "Rip" Hamilton, the pride of Coatesville and a current star for the Detroit Pistons, has won championships in both the NBA and the NCAA – making him one of the more popular selections included among the inaugural class of inductees into the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame. LEARN MORE

Nancy Hannum
Nancy Hannum: Fox Hunting
Class of 2010

In Unionville, a woman known as famously for her place in fox hunting as her place in land conservation has firmly made a place for herself in the county’s vast sports history. LEARN MORE

Danny Hale
Danny Hale: Football
Class of 2016

Danny Hale was an exceptional player at West Chester University and one of the most successful coaches in all of NCAA Division II history.  Danny was the Head Coach of football at West Chester University for five years and for 20 years at Bloomsburg University. LEARN MORE

Arlen Harris
Arlen Harris: Football
Class of 2017

Arlen attended Downingtown from 1994-1998 and led his school to three Ches-Mont league championships and participation in two PIAA football championships, winning the final in 1996. During the championships he broke Tony Dorsett's scoring and rushing record as a junior.. LEARN MORE

Catherine Walsh Hay
Catherine Walsh Hay: Coaching
Class of 2016

Catherine (Cathy) Walsh Hay is one of Chester County’s most successful high school women’s swimming coaches. As an undergraduate at West Chester State College (now West Chester University) Cathy was the captain of the Women’s Varsity Swimming team for three years, leading the squad to undefeated seasons in every season. LEARN MORE

John Hay

John Hay: Coaching
Class of 2010

When a coach’s influence on their sport and students is so great, it seems impossible anything could ever negatively touch them. But, sadly, not even legendary coaches are immune. LEARN MORE


George Heaslip

George Heaslip: Sports Editor
Class of 2012

The longtime sports editor at the Daily Local News, Heaslip went on to become the Sports Information Director at Cheyney. He died in 1992, but every year since 1989, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has been handing out the Heaslip Award to a member of the media in his honor. LEARN MORE


Jack Helm Sr.

Jack Helm, Sr.: Football & Baseball
Class of 2012

A two-time All-County pick from Downingtown High School in both football and baseball. Helm went on to Villanova and was a four-year letter-winner as a fullback and three-year letter-winner as a first baseman. LEARN MORE


Payton Black Hobbs: Basketball
Class of 2018
Payton Black Hobbs was a former resident of West Chester, PA and a graduate of Unionville High School, Class of 1996. While in high school, Payton Black was a three sport varsity athlete playing first singles in tennis, lacrosse, and the sport she excelled in, basketball. - LEARN MORE

Ed Holcroft

Ed Holcroft: Soccer Coach
Class of 2013

Ed Holcroft is an athlete, teacher, and coach who was active in Chester County. He later lived in Philadelphia and graduated from West Philadelphia High School where he excelled in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He went on to college at West Chester State Teachers College where he majored in Health and Physical Education. LEARN MORE


Diane Horsey

Diane Horsey: Coach / Athletic Director
Class of 2012

A three-sport star at Downingtown High and WCU, Horsey amassed 334 wins in more than a quarter century as the lacrosse and field hockey coach at West Chester East. In that span, she won a state title, nine Ches-Mont crowns and was coach of the year nine times. LEARN MORE


Jackie Hufnell

Jackie Hufnell: Field Hockey & Lacrosse
Class of 2014

Jackie Hufnell attended West Chester State College, now West Chester University, where she was a three sport letter winner in field hockey, basketball and softball. She was inducted into West Chester University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. She’s also in the Pennsylvania and National Lacrosse Halls of Fame. LEARN MORE


Cheryl Holland Hunstock: Basketball, Hockey, Lacrosse
Class of 2018
Cheryl Holland Hunstock was a three sport outstanding athlete for Great Valley High School in Malvern, PA and West Chester University. She graduated from Great Valley in 1973 and West Chester University in 1977. - LEARN MORE

Joe Iezzi
Joe Iezzi: Athletic Trainer
Class of 2017

Joe Iezzi has been a certified athletic trainer for 45 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and his Master’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in almost every setting of the profession. LEARN MORE

Immaculata Mighty Macs

Immaculata "Mighty Macs": NCAA Women's Basketball National Champions
Class of 2009 Special Recognition

Immaculata College, a tiny Catholic school in Malvern, was raised from virtual obscurity to national prominence in the early '70s thanks to the talents and pioneering efforts of a group of young ladies and their exceptional women's basketball coach. LEARN MORE


Monte Irvin
Monte Irvin: Professional Baseball Player
Class of 2009

Born in 1919 in Haleburg Alabama, Irvin went on to enjoy spectacular careers in both the Negro and the Major Leagues. After baseball's color line was broken in 1947, Irvin was one of the first black players signed by the Giants, who with Hank Thompson and Willie Mays formed the first all-black outfield in Major League history. LEARN MORE

Kim A. Jackson
Kim A. Jackson: Lacrosse
Class of 2016

Kim still holds an NCAA Lacrosse goalie saves record today! While at University of Delaware, Kim was selected to NCAA Lacrosse tournament team, All-Region Team, All- East Coast Conference Team and the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Squad. Kim starting teaching and coaching at B. Reed Henderson High School in 1986. LEARN MORE

Roy Jackson
Roy Jackson: Baseball
Class of 2010

Roy Jackson doesn’t mind if you don’t know about his background in baseball. He understands. After all, millions of people throughout the world know he and his wife, Gretchen Jackson, as the owners of Barbaro, the famous 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who stole the hearts of horse racing fans everywhere. LEARN MORE

Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins
Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins: Drag Racing
Class of 2016

Bill Jenkins began drag racing in a 1955 Chevrolet convertible at Berwyn, Pa. before going off to college at Cornell University for engineering. He became nationally known after helping to build 30 cars that set national records. He became known in national circles as the engine builder for Dave Strickler in the early 1960’s. LEARN MORE

Dr. Ronn Jenkins
Dr. Ronn Jenkins: Coaching
Class of 2016

Dr. Ronn Jenkins West Chester University Swimming And Diving Coach, Ronn Jenkins not only excelled as a champion diver himself, but he was able to empower his athletes to become champion divers by his coaching expertise. LEARN MORE

Dr. John J. Joe
Dr. John J. Joe: Football
Class of 2017

Dr. John J. Joe, a graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville, PA excelled in high school athletics and then at Lycoming College on a football scholarship. John is a member of the Coatesville "Football Joe Family". While at Scott he was captain of the football team earning all Ches-Mont league as a two way tackle. In 1954. LEARN MORE

Billy Joe
William "Billy" Joe: Professional Football Player & Coach
Class of 2009

Joe was drafted by the Denver Broncos of the American Football League in 1962. He also played with the Buffalo Bills (1965), Miami Dolphins (1966-67) and New York Jets (1968-1969). Was named AFL Rookie of the Year in 1963 and was voted to the AFL All-Star team in 1965, the same year the Bills captured the AFL title. LEARN MORE

Russell Conwell “Jing” Johnson
Russell Conwell "Jing" Johnson: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

Russell Conwell "Jing" Johnson, (1894 – 1950) born in Parker Ford, PA was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics. He played in five seasons for the Athletics in three separate stints, 1916–1917, 1919 and 1927–1928.. LEARN MORE

Cyrus Jones
Cyrus Jones: Track
Class of 2017

Cyrus Jones was the head track coach for Lincoln University from 1994 to 2010 and Professor of Health Science for 42 years. Professor Jones is a graduate of Florida A&M University in Physical Education and Tuskegee Institute in Corrective Therapy. He received his MS degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. LEARN MORE

Dierdre Kane
Dierdre Kane: Basketball
Class of 2016

Kane is the winningest basketball coach in the long history of West Chester University basketball (men and women), amassing 447 wins during her 27 year career as head coach of the women’s basketball program. LEARN MORE

Barbara Leighton Karas
Barbara Leighton Karas: Tennis/Swimming Coach
Class of 2013

Barbara Leighton Karas was a multi-talented athlete who graduated from West Chester High School in 1961. In high school, Barbara was a member of the swimming team, ran track, played field hockey, and was the #1 tennis singles player. She also played the French Horn, a talent that evolved to blowing the huntsman horn later as a skilled fox hunter. LEARN MORE

Ray Keech
Ray Keech: Auto Racing
Class of 2011

A Coatesville native, Keech set the land speed record of 207.55 miles per hour in 1928 and won the 1929 Indy 500. He was killed 16 days later while racing in Altoona. LEARN MORE

Addy Kelly
Addy Kelly: Sports Contributor
Class of 2009

A lifelong West Chester resident and co-owner of Kelly's Sports, Addy donated freely of her time, talents and money for the betterment of athletics in and around the West Chester area for most of her adult life. She and husband Alvy, founded Kelly's Sports who annually sponsored some 50 youth and adult sports teams. LEARN MORE

Alvy Kelly
Alvy Kelly: Youth Sports Sponsor
Class of 2008

Of the countless “favorite sons” the borough of West Chester can claim as its own, one stands head and shoulders above the rest. Alvy Lawrence Kelly, owner of Kelly's Sports is as much West Chester as the old court house, Green Field, Hoops Park or any other longstanding borough landmark, and perhaps even more so. LEARN MORE

Nate Kendig
Nate Kendig: Coach / Athletic Director
Class of 2011

The longtime athletic director at Kennett High School, Kendig also helped guide the Blue Demons to three league basketball and baseball titles while serving as head coach from 1953-61. LEARN MORE

John “Doc” Kennedy
John "Doc" Kennedy: Baseball Coach
Class of 2013

John “Doc” Kennedy has been active in the baseball scene in Phoenixville for nearly his entire life. Teaching for all but three years of his 32-year teaching career in Phoenixville, Doc was the Head Baseball Coach at Phoenixville Area High School for 20 years, with his tenure beginning in 1979. LEARN MORE

Kennett Gray Sox

The Kennett Gray Sox: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

The Kennett Gray Sox were an independent semi-pro black baseball team that was founded in 1924 by Thorton “Tunk” Lee one of leading pitchers of from the Kennett area. The “Colored All Stars:” had been founded about 1920 or 21 and folded in 1923. LEARN MORE


Ross Kershey
Ross Kershey: Basketball/Track Coach
Class of 2010

In the world of Chester County sports, Ross “The Silver Fox” Kershey set the gold standard.
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Erma Keyes

Erma Keyes: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

Erma Keyes was an outfielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 5", 135 lb., she batted and threw right handed. She was dubbed 'Erm' by her teammates. LEARN MORE


William “Reindeer Bill” Killefer
William "Reindeer Bill" Killefer: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

William “Reindeer Bill” Killefer (1887-1960) spent more than fifty years in major league baseball as a player. manager, coach and scout. He made his major league debut in 1909 with the St Louis Browns. The Philadelphia Phillies purchased his contract in 1911 and he remained a Phillie until 1918. LEARN MORE

Glenn Killinger
Glenn Killinger: Penn State All-American & West Chester University Football Coach
Class of 2008

It would be unimaginable to induct an inaugural into the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame that did not include Dr. Killinger. His name is synonymous with West Chester University, where in 36 years of teaching, coaching and administration, he achieved a level of success that vaulted him into the national spotlight. LEARN MORE

Kathleen Krannebitter

Kathleen Krannebitter: Field Hockey and Lacrosse
Class of 2014

Kathleen Krannebitter won a National Championship in both field hockey and lacrosse at West Chester University as a college athlete. Since then, she has had an amazing career as a college coach over the past 32 years at the Division I, II, and III levels in both field hockey and lacrosse. LEARN MORE


John Walker “Jack” Lapp
John Walker "Jack" Lapp: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

John Walker “Jack” Lapp, (1884-1920) born Frazer, PA, was a professional baseball player who played catcher in the major leagues from 1908 to 1916. He played for the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Athletics. LEARN MORE

Edwin W. Lawrence
Edwin W. Lawrence: Baseball
Class of 2015

Edwin W. Lawrence, “Easy Eddie” as he was called as a local high school pitching Legend here in Chester County. Local Folklore had “Easy Eddie” striking out 127 batters in 69 innings his senior year at T.E. High School (now Conestoga). LEARN MORE

Frank LeMaster
Frank LeMaster: Football
Class of 2011

The Birchrunville native enjoyed a nine-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1974-82, was named to the NFL’s Pro Bowl and was a starter on Philadelphia’s NFC Champion team in 1981. LEARN MORE

Harry Lewis, Jr.
Harry Lewis, Jr.: Track
Class of 2015

Harry Lewis, Jr., who grew up attending Coatesville area schools, was a star athlete in track during his years at Coatesville’s Scott High School. Following his graduation from high school in 1959, Harry ventured south to Winston-Salem University (N.C.). LEARN MORE

Russell James “Jungle Jim” Liberman

Russell James "Jungle Jim" Liberman: Funny Car Drag Racing
Historical Class of 2019

Liberman ruled American drag strips as one of the most colorful, flamboyant drivers of the Seventies. Along with his partner, Jungle Pam, he delighted racing fans by doing stunts like driving backwards at 100 mph. He died in a crash on West Chester Pike while driving his corvette race-car. LEARN MORE


Mel Lorback
Mel Lorback: Coach
Class of 2011

The head men’s soccer coach at WCU for 33 years, Lorback’s teams won three conference championships, six NCAA regionals and the 1961 national crown.
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Robert H. Ludwick, Sr

Robert H. Ludwick, Sr: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

Ludwick was an outstanding pitcher at West Chester State Teachers College (WCU) and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers before he graduated from college. He played in the Dodgers’ minor league system for eight years and ended his minor-league professional career in the Washington Senators’ system. LEARN MORE


Kim Saddic Makke

Kim Saddic Makke: Track & Cross Country
Class of 2012

A multi-sport star at West Chester Henderson, Saddic Makke captured a state title in cross country in 1987 and the 1,600-meter run in 1988. She later earned All-American honors at George Mason University and twice earned a spot on the U.S. National Track and Field Team. LEARN MORE


Ed Malikowski

Ed Malikowski: Coach/Athletic Director
Class of 2013

While at WCSTC, Malikowski earned an incredible total of 12 Varsity Letters. In four years on the basketball team, Ed was selected Small College Player of the Year as a sophomore, and as a junior was the second leading scorer on a team that went 17-2. LEARN MORE


Hubert Marshall

Hubert Marshall: Basketball
Class of 2014

A graduate of Coatesville High School, Hubie was a tremendous basketball player. He was the all-time leading scorer in Red Raider history scoring 1243 points in only two full seasons as a varsity starter. Marshall led Coatesville High to its only undefeated regular season in the school’s basketball history during the 1962-1963 school year. LEARN MORE


Jon Matlack
Jon Matlack: All-Star Major League Pitcher
Class of 2008

Jon Matlack was one of the many fine pitchers developed by the Mets in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. During his 13-year Major League Career, the West Chester High graduate forged a reputation as a talented, hardworking left-hander whose victory totals would have been much higher had he received more offensive support. LEARN MORE

Carroll “Crow” Mattson

Carroll "Crow" Mattson: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

A tall power pitcher, Mattson was a star at Unionville High School in the 1940s. He was signed by Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Herb Pennock in 1947 and reached the AAA minor league level for the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, only to have his career cut short due to a rotator cuff injury. LEARN MORE


Michael Matz

Michael Matz: Equestrian
Class of 2012

As a show-jump rider, Matz participated in three Olympics, won a silver medal in 1992 and earned $1.7 million during his 20 year career. But he is best known as the trainer of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. So far his horses have won 514 races and have earned more than $23 million. LEARN MORE


Kathy McCartney: Basketball
Class of 2018
Kathy McCartney, graduated from Bishop Shanahan and LaSalle University. At Shanahan, Kathy starred on both the basketball and softball teams, and was an SCCL All-Star in both sports. She captained both sports, but it was in basketball that she really excelled. LEARN MORE

Jack McClellan
Jack McClellan: Coaching
Class of 2015

Jack McClellan graduated from Shippensburg State College after WW II. He received several awards during his service including the Bronze Star and the Presidential Unit Citation. At Shippensburg, Jack served as President of his class and Captain of the Basketball team. LEARN MORE

Hugh McDevitt
Hugh "Butch" McDevitt: Sports Writer
Class of 2009

McDevitt covered local sports for all of the area's high schools for more than 25 years as well as at West Chester State Teachers College and served as the school's publicity director until 1959. He was also a news and sports correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years and the Philadelphia Bulletin for 15 years. LEARN MORE

Muffet McGraw
Muffet McGraw: Basketball Coach
Class of 2010

Muffet McGraw is the current head women’s basketball coach at the University of Notre Dame has compiled 584 victories in 22 seasons and led the Fighting Irish to a national championship in 2001. But despite most of her stellar coaching career taking place thousands of miles away, her roots reside in Chester County. LEARN MORE

Amanda Mcgrory

Amanda Mcgrory: Paralympian
Class of 2012

One of the premier wheelchair racers in the world, McGrory won the gold medal in the 2008 Paralympic Games and is a member of the 2012 team in London. In all, McGrory has won and established course records all across the globe with wins in the New York, Chicago and London marathons. LEARN MORE


Betty Jane Baldwin Meister

Betty Jane Baldwin Meister: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

Meister was the wife of champion steeplechase jockey Carl "Bunny" Meister. An accomplished equestrian, she won multiple point-to-point events, was a an outstandin show rider, and in the 1950s won all the major shows in the Regular Working Hunter division. She died in 1997 at the age of 67. LEARN MORE


Leroy Mercer
E. Leroy Mercer: Football
Class of 2011

A two-time All American in football at Penn, the Kennett Square native competed in the 1912 Olympic Games, placing fifth in the long jump and sixth in the decathlon.
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Emil Messikomer
Emil Messikomer: Basketball Coach
Class of 2013

The real legacy that exists for Emil Messikomer and his 30-year career at West Chester State Teachers is more than his accomplishments as a student-athlete. It is more than his success as a basketball and baseball coach. It is more than the Hall of Fame inductions he received in Basketball’s, Football’s, and Baseball’s respective Halls of Fame. LEARN MORE

The Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square

The Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

The Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square was founded in 1875 and quickly became one of the best amateur clubs in Southeastern Pennsylvania in the late mid 19th century. LEARN MORE


Charles Hewes “Crip” Moore
Charles Hewes "Crip" Moore: Track & Field
Historical Class of 2017

Charles Hewes “Crip” Moore (1901-1983) attended Coatesville High School through 11th grade and lettered in 5 sports (football, basketball, baseball, swimming and track - his favorite) he captained the track team and anchored winning the mile relay at Penn Relays in 1920. LEARN MORE

Charles Moore
Charlie Moore: Gold Medalist Track and Field
Class of 2010

Charles Moore landed in Helsinki, Finland in the summer of 1952 with the same hopes and dreams of 4,955 other American athletes. But he would accomplish his dreams, in gazelle-like moves. LEARN MORE

Clemet “Clem” Murtaugh
Clemet "Clem" Murtaugh: Motorcycle Racing
Historical Class of 2017

Clemet “Clem” Murtaugh (1907-1983) In the early 1930s, Clem began repairing motorcycles in his father's chicken house in West Chester, Pa. He then established Murdaugh Cycle Shop at 114 E. Gay St. but soon discovered that his real talent was in competition rather than tuning. LEARN MORE

Joe Nagy Sr.
Joe Nagy Sr.: Bowling
Class of 2014

Joe Nagy Sr. is one of the greatest bowlers in the Chester County area. In 1993, at age 75, he compiled a bowling average of 202. In 1996 he and his son Joe Jr. rolled a 1368 scratch total and he holds championships in various tournaments all over Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. LEARN MORE

Tina Nicholson
Tina Nicholson: Basketball
Class of 2011

With 2,709 career high school points, no Chester County player (male of female) has scored more. Nicholson led Downingtown to back-to-back state titles, was an All-American at Penn State and then played professionally with the WNBA. LEARN MORE

Robyn Nye Wood: Soccer
Class of 2019
Robyn Nye Wood was a stellar lacrosse and field hockey player at Downingtown High School. Named to numerous local and state all-star teams, she was voted high school lacrosse All-American. LEARN MORE

Jen O'Donnell
Jen O'Donnell: Officiating
Class of 2016

Jen O'Donnell, a graduate of Upper Perkiomen HS and West Chester University (1983), she has spent the last 33 years (1983) officiating lacrosse. An All-American scholastic player at Upper Perkiomen, she played Field Hockey, Basketball, and Lacrosse. She graduated from West Chester in 1983 and immediately dove into Officiating. LEARN MORE

Katie O'Donnell: Lacrosse
Class of 2019
Katie O’Donnell was a field hockey and lacrosse star at West Chester Henderson High School. She was a three time first team All Ches-Mont and All-Area lacrosse team member, and was twice chosen the Daily Local News Lacrosse Player of the Year. LEARN MORE

John Mahlon Ogden
John Mahlon Ogden: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

John Mahlon Ogden, Oxford, PA, was originally from Delaware County and was a graduate of Swarthmore College’s class of 1918. Signed out of college by John McGraw’s New York Giants, he appeared in five games that summer before being sent to the minors. LEARN MORE

Neal Olkewicz

Neal Olkewicz: Football
Class of 2012

A star athlete at Phoenixville High and the University of Maryland. Olkewicz started 137 games during an 11-year stint as middle linebacker for the Washington Redskins, and was defensive MVP in 1988. LEARN MORE


Bob Owens

Bob Owens: Baseball
Class of 2012

A captain and standout in football, basketball and baseball, Owens is one of Henderson’s most outstanding
athletes. Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Owens passed away in 1987. LEARN MORE


The PICO Parkesburg Iron Co. Baseball Team

The PICO Parkesburg Iron Co. Baseball Team: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

In the second decade of the 20th century, when baseball was becoming the national pastime, the Parkesburg Iron Co. baseball team (1917-21) took on all comers and developed into one of the great local teams of the era. LEARN MORE


The PICO Parkesburg Iron Co. Basketball Team

THE PICO PARKESBURG IRON CO. BASKETBALL TEAM: Basketball
Historical Class of 2018

If the baseball team was good, then the basketball team was FANTASTIC. This semi-pro five, made up mostly of Eastern League stars, had a 71-2 record before it disbanded because of lack of competition and a ruling against this "outlaw" team by the president of the Eastern League. LEARN MORE


Herb Pennock
Herb Pennock: Hall of Fame Major League Pitcher
Class of 2008

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Herb Pennock. The first two names are known to millions and are forever etched in baseball lore. The third, although less celebrated, also occupies a place of honor in baseball’s Hall of Fame. And like his immortal New York Yankee teammates, "the Squire of Kennett Square," earned his way into Cooperstown. LEARN MORE

Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza: All-Star Major League Catcher
Class of 2008

Mike Piazza is arguably the best hitting catcher in baseball history. The Phoenixville High School graduate is a former Rookie of the Year, a 12-time All Star and the all-time leader in home runs by a catcher. LEARN MORE

Maurene Polley
Maurene Polley: Coaching
Class of 2015

Maurene Polley’s career as a coach and administrator spans over 40 years at Villa Maria Academy. While there, she has coached field hockey, tennis, basketball and volleyball, but it is in the sport of field hockey where Polley sets herself apart from the others. LEARN MORE

Jim Pribula
Jim Pribula: Football
Class of 2013

Jim Pribula matriculated at West Chester High School, and earned Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees from West Chester State Teacher’s College. Pribula also received his PhD from the University of Maryland. As a high school athlete, Jim played both football and baseball. In football, he was named 1st Team All Ches-Mont in 1956 and 1957. LEARN MORE

Miss Jessie Pyle
Miss Jessie Pyle: Fencing
Historical Class of 2017

Miss Jessie Pyle (1864-1948) grew up in West Marlborough. She received an A.B. degree from Swarthmore College in 1888 and did graduate work at Cornell University in 1889.
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Robert “Bob” Williams Reese
Robert "Bob" Williams Reese: Athletic Director
Class of 2017

After serving a tour in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946, he attended East Stroudsburg State College where he was a varsity quarterback, a varsity swimmer and a basketball player. He graduated in 1948. In 1950 he received a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. LEARN MORE

Sam Riccardo Sr.
Sam Riccardo Sr.: Softball
Class of 2013

Sam Riccardo Sr. is without a doubt the greatest softball pitcher in the former West Chester Adult Softball League. Sam started playing in the old Community Softball League in 1944 for West End A.C. team. He continued playing in the league until its demise. He was known as a “strikeout” pitcher. He was very fast and had a “drop” and a “riser”. LEARN MORE

John Luther 'Blondy' Romig

John Luther "Blondy" Romig: Track & Field
Historical Class of 2019

Blondy Romig was Penn State’s first NCAA track champion winning the two-mile outdoor race (1921), two mile indoor race (1922), and was an All-American in cross-country (1921). He finished fourth in the 5,000 meters at the 1924 Olympics, and ran the 10,000 meters in the 1928 Olympics. LEARN MORE


Cathy Rush
Cathy Rush: Immaculata's National Champion Women's Basketball Coach
Class of 2008

Perhaps no other coach in the history of college basketball is more responsible for putting their school on the map than Cathy Rush, who from 1970-77, led tiny Immaculata College (enrollment under 500) to a remarkable six consecutive Final Four appearances, including three straight AIAW national championships from 1972 to 1974. LEARN MORE

Ed Rush
Ed Rush: NBA Referee
Class of 2010

A coach once told Ed Rush that he didn’t have much of a future playing basketball. But in the same breath, he told Rush that he should look into officiating basketball games – and, as it turned out, that was his future. LEARN MORE

Curt Schilling
Curt Schilling: All-Star Major League Pitcher
Class of 2009

Schilling was a key member of the Phils' World Series team in 1993. That season he compiled a 16-7 record and was named National League MVP. Although he was denied a world championship with the Phillies that season, he would later play on World Series championship teams with both the Diamondbacks and the Red Sox. LEARN MORE

Jerry Schneider: Sports Contributer
Class of 2018
Jerry Schneider graduated from West Chester High School where he played football and baseball. Jerry played in the West Chester Adult Baseball League and later coached baseball in Little League, Babe Ruth League and American Legion.
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Bob Schnure

Bob Schnure: Basketball Coach
Class of 2012

Still going strong after 32 seasons, Schnure is among the most respected girls high school basketball coaches in the country. His teams at Downingtown and Downingtown East have won 733 games, five state titles, 11 district crowns and 19 conference championships. LEARN MORE


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Leo Scoda: Tennis Coach
Class of 2013

Leo Scoda is the longtime Boys Tennis Coach at Phoenixville Area High School. At the end of the 2013 high school tennis season, Scoda possessed a 630-99 record (86% winning percentage) in a career that has spanned 50 years (1964-2013).
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Joe Senser
Joe Senser: Football
Class of 2015

Joe Senser was a very special athlete who played at West Chester University. A 1979 graduate who played tight end for the Golden Rams, he led the team in receptions for four straight years with and average of 14 yards per catch. He was a 6'4", 240 pound player who was very imposing. LEARN MORE

>Dr. Neil Serpico
Dr. Neil Serpico: Baseball
Class of 2015

Dr. Neil Serpico was a major force in Chester County in promoting baseball at all levels. During 20 years of Coaching West Chester University as an Assistant Coach (1968-71) and Head Coach (1971-87) Serpico reached out to the community of West Chester and operated numerous camps and clinics for young people. LEARN MORE

Bayard Heston Sharpe

Bayard Heston Sharpe: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Bayard Heston Sharpe was born on August 6, 1881, to Howard W. and Elizabeth (Carey) Sharpe. His father, a bricklayer, was a contractor who, according to the Los Angeles Times, "created some of the largest institutions in the Keystone State. LEARN MORE


Karen Shelton

Karen Shelton: Field Hockey
Class of 2013

Karen Shelton is recognized as one of the finest field hockey coaches in the world and played on three national championship field hockey teams and one national championship lacrosse team during her undergraduate days at West Chester State College. Karen was named field hockey’s National Player of the Year three times. LEARN MORE


Jonathan Sheppard
Jonathan Sheppard: Horse Trainer
Class of 2016

Jonathan Sheppard is a Hall of Fame trainer in American Thoroughbred horse racing. He is the all-time leading steeplechase trainer in America, with over 1,000 wins and over $20,000,000 in earnings. He has won the yearly earnings title twenty-four times. LEARN MORE

Marion Lawrence “Larry” Shields

Marion Lawrence "Larry" Shields: Running
Historical Class of 2018

Born March 5, 1895 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Marion Lawrence "Larry" Shields was an American middle-distance runner who specialized in the 1500 meters. LEARN MORE


Butch Shockley
Butch Shockley: Professional Football
Class of 2010

From Conestoga High School to West Chester State Teachers College (now West Chester University), William “Butch” Shockley was a star athlete through all different parts of Chester County. LEARN MORE

Jay Sigel
Jay Sigel: Golf
Class of 2011

The longtime Berwyn resident won the U.S. Amateur, the British Amateur and the U.S. Mid-Amateur. He also competed in nine Walker Cup teams for the U.S. and won eight times on the PGA’s Champions (Senior) Tour, including the 1998 Bell Atlantic Classic at nearby Hartefeld National. LEARN MORE

Tina Sloan Green: Lacrosse
Class of 2019
Tina Sloan Green earned All American Honors in Field Hockey, and played Lacrosse and Badminton at West Chester University (1962-1966), and earned a M.Ed. degree at Temple University. LEARN MORE

James “Scoogy” Smith
James "Scoogy" Smith: Athletic Director
Class of 2017

James "Scoogy” Smith, resident of Coatesville, graduated from Coatesville High School in 1964. He attended Maryland State College, now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He earned a B.S. Degree in health and physical education and recreation. LEARN MORE

Frank Spellman
FRANK SPELLMAN: Olympic Weight Lifter
Class of 2011

Frank Spellman established two Olympic records enroute to a gold medal at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. His clean and jerk of 336.25 pounds set a new Olympic Middleweight record, as did his record-setting total lift of 859.5 pounds. LEARN MORE

Ramzee Stanton
Ramzee Stanton: Basketball
Class of 2016

Ramzee Stanton is nominated for his outstanding career as a basketball player at Coatesville High School, West Chester University, and in the professional ranks while playing in Argentina for both Ben Hur and Regatas. LEARN MORE

Amanda Brown Streeter
Amanda Brown Streeter: Basketball
Class of 2016

Amanda Brown Streeter is being nominated for her outstanding accomplishments in basketball at both the high school and college levels. Amanda, a 2003 graduate of Unionville High School, is the current all-time school scoring leader, scoring 2,266 points during her career. She holds the school single game scoring record with 44 points and is the free throw percentage record holder at 81%. LEARN MORE

David Strock Jr.: Basketball
Class of 2018
David Strock Jr. was a successful Chester County athlete, umpire, and sports administrator. Dave was a graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School. LEARN MORE

Don Strock
Don Strock: Professional Football Player & Coach
Class of 2009

Strock is best remembered for coming off the bench for the Dolphins in the 1982 AFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at the Orange Bowl. Strock rallied the Dolphins from a 24-0 deficit tie the score in the third quarter. Ultimately, Miami lost the game to San Diego, 41-38, in overtime. LEARN MORE

Earl “Yogi” Strom

EARL "YOGI" STROM: Basketball
Historical Class of 2019

Yogi Strom was a professional basketball referee in the NBA (29 years) and the ABA (3 years). He officiated 2400 regular season games and 29 NBA/ABA finals. He was posthumously elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1995) LEARN MORE


Tora Suber
TORA SUBER: Basketball
Class of 2016

Suber had an outstanding career playing basketball player at Downingtown High School, University of Virginia, and Charlotte Sting and Orlando Miracle of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Suber was a four-year starter on the Downingtown High School girls basketball team that won four District 1 and two AAAA State Championships. LEARN MORE

Renee Talley
Renee Talley: Coaching
Class of 2016

During her 17 seasons as head coach, Renee Talley led the Lady Raiders to a record 322 wins vs. only 102 losses. Her teams were remarkably successful, winning five Ches-Mont League championships and two District titles, her success culminating in leading her team to the PIAA State Championship in 1994. LEARN MORE

Ralph Tamm
Ralph Tamm: Football
Class of 2017

Ralph began his athletic career at Bensalem High School, in Bensalem, PA. After graduation he was drafted by the NFL New York Jets in the 9th round (high school players could be drafted back then) but decided to go to college instead. LEARN MORE

Elinor Zimmerman Taylor
Elinor Z.Taylor: Official
Class of 2016

Elinor Zimmerman Taylor was a 1939 graduate of West Chester High School. In 1943 she graduated from West Chester State College and in 1958 she earned a Master's Degree in Education form Temple University. She started her career as an educator in the Ridley Park, Delaware County school system. LEARN MORE

Thomas W Taylor

Thomas W. Taylor: Marksman
Historical Class of 2018

Thomas W. Taylor’s family moved to West Chester when he was five. Later they moved to Philadelphia. He returned to West Chester in 1860, where he stayed for the remainder of his life. He enlisted in the 124th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in 1862, seeing action at Antietam and Chancellorsville. LEARN MORE


Andre Thornton
Andre Thornton: All-Star Major League First Baseman
Class of 2008

Andre Thornton played his first major league game for the Chicago Cubs at age 24. He was named the first baseman of the 1974 All-Rookie Team by Baseball Digest. During a 10-year career with the Indians, Thornton won a Silver Slugger Award, was named to two American League All-Star squads. LEARN MORE

Charles Andrew Toth Jr.
Charles Andrew Toth Jr.: Basketball
Class of 2017

Andy was a 6'3 basketball player who led West Chester High School (now B. Reed Henderson H.S.) to the Ches-Mont league championship in 1965 and 1966. On December 23, 1965, Andy scored 51 points (there was no 3 pt scoring then) against Downingtown. This is a Ches-Mont game record that has stood for 51 years. LEARN MORE

Edward
Edward "Ted" Torrance: Coach
Class of 2016

Edward "Ted" Torrance was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. As a young man, he would often spend summers with relatives in West Chester. He was a graduated of West Catholic High School for Boys, class of 1949. Ted's father was a doctor and Ted went to Notre Dame as a pre-med student. LEARN MORE

Eubank “Ted” Travis-Bey, Jr.
Ted Travis-Bey, Jr.: Football
Class of 2014

Eubank “Ted” Travis-Bey, Jr. is a Phoenixville native who graduated from Phoenixville Area High School in 1961. Ted starred in football as the quarterback for 3 years and point gaurd in basketball, winning Ches-Mont championships and All Ches-Mont honors in both sports. LEARN MORE

Dick Vermeil
Dick Vermeil: NFL Super Bowl Champion Coach
Class of 2008

Although born and raised in California, Richard Albert Vermeil’s contribution to the heralded sports history of Philadelphia has earned him a front-row center seat. Few professional sports figures have captured the imagination and ignited the passions of Philly fans more than Vermeil. LEARN MORE

Joan Wagner: Coaching
Class of 2015

Joan Wagner is being honored for her outstanding career as a Field Hockey and Lacrosse Official. Joan attended Lower Merion High School and Millersville University. Wagner’s officiating career began in 1963, when she received her first field hockey rating. LEARN MORE

Marian Washington
Marian Washington: NCAA Basketball National Champion & Olympic Coach
Class of 2009

Born and raised in West Chester, Washington attended West Chester High School and West Chester State Teachers College, where she starred in both basketball and track and field for the Lady Rams and was the lynchpin that anchored West Chester's 1969 national championship basketball team. LEARN MORE

Charles Frederick (Chuck) Weber, Jr.
Chuck Weber: Football
Class of 2015

Charles Frederick (Chuck) Weber, Jr., had a professional football playing and coaching career of 29 years. Chuck's football career began at nearby Abington High School. At West Chester State Teachers College he played four years of football where he was a defensive end, guard, and linebacker. LEARN MORE

Don Webster
Don Webster: Track
Class of 2014

Don Webster, considered to be one of the great quarter-milers in the early 1960’s, was a phenom from Kennett Square High School. He was the first Kennett Square High School athlete to win a State Championship. As a sophomore, Webster won the 440 yard dash. LEARN MORE

Charlie White

CHARLIE WHITE: Multi-sports
Historical Class of 2019

One of the greatest all-around athletes at Avon-Grove High School, Charlie White earned 16 varsity letters in baseball, soccer, basketball, and track & field. He was a respected community leader and the mayor of West Grove. LEARN MORE


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Dennis White: Coach/Athletic Director
Class of 2013

Dennis White is a native, lifelong resident of Chester County, where he was raised, educated and excelled as an athlete, and served as an exceptional High School Teacher, Coach, and Athletic Director. In retirement, he functions on a myriad of community organizations and as a Director on the CCSHOF Board. LEARN MORE

Rondell White: Football
Class of 2019
Rondell White excelled in both basketball and football while a student at West Chester Rustin High School. A strong scorer in basketball and a record-breaking running back in football, he was chosen first-team Ches-Mont and All-Area in both sports.
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William John White, Jr: Multi-sports
Historical Class of 2019
John White was an accomplished multi-sport athlete at Unionville High School who played semi-professional baseball in the Kennett Community League. He served fifty years (1946-1996) as the full-time Huntsman for the Brandywine Hounds, and was elected to the Huntsmen’s Hall of Fame (2015) - LEARN MORE

Maria Whitehead
Maria Whitehead: Field Hockey
Class of 2016

Maria Whitehead enjoyed a high school career in field hockey and lacrosse at West Chester East that was capped off by being named the 1998 Chester County Player of the Year, and the WC East High School female athlete of the year. A two sport, 4 year letter winner in both sports, Whitehead captained both teams her senior year. She was named team MVP in field hockey. LEARN MORE

Judith Smiley Wolstenholme
Judith Smiley Wolstenholme: Field Hockey/Lacrosse
Class of 2014

Judith Smiley Wolstenholme has been honored with induction into four Halls of Fame: the Ursinus College Athletic Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Hall of Fame, the United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Phoenixville Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame. LEARN MORE

Garo Yepremian
Garo Yepremian: Professional Football
Class of 2010

Garo Yepremian discovered football on television, the same medium that would propel him to stardom in the sport he never played growing up in Cyprus.
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Dick Yoder
Dick Yoder: Athlete & Sports Administrator
Class of 2009

Dick Yoder played quarterback at West Chester and at West Chester State under legendary head coach Glenn Killinger. Upon graduating in 1959, Yoder embarked on a teaching career before returning to his alma mater, where he became quarterbacks coach and assistant professor of physical education in 1962. LEARN MORE

Telisa Young: Track & Field
Class of 2019
Telisa B. Young was one of West Chester Henderson’s most talented track & field and cross-country runners. Together with her teammate Kim Saddic Makke, her Henderson teams won three PIAA Track and Field Championships. LEARN MORE

Harold Zemmerman
Harold Zimmerman: Coach / Teacher
Class of 2011

The successful football and track & field coach at West Chester High School, Zimmerman was also the athletic Director. He was the head coach of the school’s undefeated 1931 squad and coached current CCSHOF members Yoder, Al Bruno, Nick Bruno and Jon Matlack. LEARN MORE

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